Jany 9th. 1832
I have recd. Sir, the copy of the "Eulogium upon the late Chief Justice Ewing, by Governour Southard."
The Character of the Chief Justice well merited the portrait of it so ably & instructively executed. Among the means of multiplying examples of distinguished work public & private is the commemorating exhibition of them for admiration & emulation. And in thus honoring a departed friend & patriotic fellow Citizen, the Corperate Authorities of the City of Trenton have at the same time done honour to themselves.
I beg Sir that the thanks which I owe for the polite attention may be duly presented, with assurances of my high respect & my best wishes